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Statement At The Hearing On Costs And Benefits Of Domestic Offsets, Dermot J. Hayes Dec 2009

Statement At The Hearing On Costs And Benefits Of Domestic Offsets, Dermot J. Hayes

Economics Presentations, Posters and Proceedings

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The Impact Of Biofuels Policy On Agribusiness Stock Prices, Fatma Sine Tepe, Xiaodong Du, David A. Hennessy Sep 2009

The Impact Of Biofuels Policy On Agribusiness Stock Prices, Fatma Sine Tepe, Xiaodong Du, David A. Hennessy

CARD Working Papers

Corn markets are important for many industries, including the seed, fertilizer, meat production/processing and agricultural machinery sectors, all of which are highly concentrated. Oligopoly theory suggests that corn input and field equipment suppliers likely benefit from policies that support corn markets, such as U.S. biofuels policy, while meat companies are likely adversely affected. Employing a linear two-factor (S&P 500 and corn prices) equilibrium asset pricing model, this study investigates the impact of biofuels policy on U.S. agribusiness and food processing firm stock prices. Conditional heteroskedasticity in stock returns is accounted for using a GARCH(1,1 ...


Towards And Integrated Agricultural Greenhouse Gas Model: Greenhouse Gases From Agriculture Simulation Model (Greenagsim), Jerome R.F. Dumortier, Dermot J. Hayes May 2009

Towards And Integrated Agricultural Greenhouse Gas Model: Greenhouse Gases From Agriculture Simulation Model (Greenagsim), Jerome R.F. Dumortier, Dermot J. Hayes

Economics Presentations, Posters and Proceedings

The present model aims to quantify greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from changes in agricultural activity on a global scale. It is based on the FAPRI Agricultural Outlook Model, which is used to project changes in agricultural activity in approximately 35 countries and regions covering 13 crops (grains, oilseeds, rice, cotton, sugar) and two major livestock categories (cattle and swine). The FAPRI model is used to project the impact of policy changes on agriculture, and then the GreenAgSiM model is used to calculate the impact of these changes on GHG emissions. The GreenAgSiM model can be used to evaluate the GHG ...


Remodeling Your Production System, Derrell S. Peel, John D. Lawrence Feb 2009

Remodeling Your Production System, Derrell S. Peel, John D. Lawrence

Cornbelt Cow-Calf Conference

Production systems developed and optimized with $1.25/lb calves, $2/bu corn, $40/ton hay, $30/acre pasture rents and $150/ton nitrogen need to be re-evaluated in the light of higher input costs and cheaper calves. Economic returns to cowherds depend on both revenue and costs. Both of these depend on your production system and most if not all the pieces interact within the system of production, marketing and management. Following an overview of the economic implications of changing market conditions, we discuss a few of the critical factors that producers should evaluate and before deciding to remodel ...


Improving The Impact And Benefits Of Usda Research And Grant Programs To Enhance Mid-Size Farm Profitability And Rural Community Success, Jon Bailey Jan 2009

Improving The Impact And Benefits Of Usda Research And Grant Programs To Enhance Mid-Size Farm Profitability And Rural Community Success, Jon Bailey

Leopold Center Completed Grant Reports

A review of four USDA grant programs in 2001 and 2002 found that only a small percentage of the programs served the needs of small and mid-size farmers.